Archival Descriptions

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Holding Institution: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  1. World Jewish Congress Records

    The World Jewish Congress collection consists of the records of the New York office of the organization. The material spans the years 1918 to 1982, but the bulk of the documents range from the 1940s to 1970s and reflect the activities of the office in New York. The records reveal crucial information about the Holocaust. However, the material is not limited to this period. The collection illustrates areas that were of special interest to the WJC at one time or another. For example, early records, preceding the founding of the organization, contain information about its establishment. This ma...

  2. Fake diamond ring bartered to save the life of a Jewish family

  3. Concentration camp uniform cap worn by a Jewish German man

  4. Painting of a man in a fez done on pillowcase by Dutch Jew in hiding

  5. Metal mezuzah found postwar and used by a Polish Jewish survivor

  6. Wooden sculpture of a grieving woman made by a Lithuanian Jewish artist

  7. Felix and Flory Van Beek correspondence

  8. Kalman Clarence and Anna Farkas Gutlohn Grant family papers

  9. Navy blue pinstriped jacket and pants worn by the groom at his wedding to another survivor in a DP camp

  10. Green knapsack used by a Hungarian Jewish man in forced labor

  11. Blue, white and yellow Jewish Relief Unit Star of David badge worn by a German Jewish nurse

  12. Tablespoon with scratched initials used by a German Jewish concentration camp inmate

  13. White shirt made from a rayon parachute for a Czech Jewish man for his wedding in a DP camp

  14. Liebsch├╝tz and Rozsa families papers

  15. Red leather photograph case carried by a Jewish Austrian refugee

  16. Bertha V. Corets Papers

    Correspondence, reports, minutes, booklets, pamphlets and newsclippings pertaining to Bertha V. Corets' activities for the Anti-Nazi Boycott and as a champion of human rights.

  17. Pencil portrait sketch of a German Jewish refugee

  18. Friendship ring engraved GG made from silver spoons in the Riga ghetto